Sandbox Features

Sandbox

Child Care Management Software

4.95/5 (40 reviews)

Sandbox Feature Summary

  • Billing and Payment Processing
  • Tracks the specific schedules and pricing
  • Online Registration of children
  • Create reports for enrollments, financials, etc.
  • Mobile Access
  • Manage & access children info. on the fly
  • Online Payments
  • TimeClock & Attendance Management
  • Role-Based Permissions for info. access
  • Email the invoices to the parents
  • Automated payment by credit card
  • Automated Billing module
  • Parent, Staff & Child contact data
  • Child immunization reminders
  • Generation & Tracking of invoices
  • Online Registration

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Competitor Feature Comparison

ACH Payment Processing
Absence Management
Access Control
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Attendance Management
Auditing
Authentication
Automated Billing
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Certification Management
Certification Tracking
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer Accounts
Customer Activity Reporting
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Approvals
Customizable Categories
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Document Distribution
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Alerts
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Management
Employee Profile
Employee Time Clock
Enrollment Management
Event Calendar
Hourly Employee Tracking
Instant Messaging
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Multiple Billing Rates
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Personalized Profiles
Photo Albums
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Third Party Integration
Time & Attendance Tracking
Tracking Features
Transaction Monitoring
User Activity Monitoring
User Photos
Video Support
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ACH Payment Processing
Absence Management
Access Control
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Attendance Management
Auditing
Authentication
Automated Billing
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Certification Management
Certification Tracking
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer Accounts
Customer Activity Reporting
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Approvals
Customizable Categories
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Document Distribution
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Alerts
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Management
Employee Profile
Employee Time Clock
Enrollment Management
Event Calendar
Hourly Employee Tracking
Instant Messaging
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Multiple Billing Rates
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Personalized Profiles
Photo Albums
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Third Party Integration
Time & Attendance Tracking
Tracking Features
Transaction Monitoring
User Activity Monitoring
User Photos
Video Support
Visit WebsiteCompare App
ACH Payment Processing
Absence Management
Access Control
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Attendance Management
Auditing
Authentication
Automated Billing
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Certification Management
Certification Tracking
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer Accounts
Customer Activity Reporting
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Approvals
Customizable Categories
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Document Distribution
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Alerts
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Management
Employee Profile
Employee Time Clock
Enrollment Management
Event Calendar
Hourly Employee Tracking
Instant Messaging
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Multiple Billing Rates
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Personalized Profiles
Photo Albums
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Third Party Integration
Time & Attendance Tracking
Tracking Features
Transaction Monitoring
User Activity Monitoring
User Photos
Video Support
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Sandbox Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Sandbox's features:

Anonymous
(Hospitality company, 11-50 employees)

Good trial— try it and see if it works for you and your teachers

2018-08-31

Tried it a few months ago and still using, but may seek other management software

Pros

Helped to track lots of back of office duties.

Cons

Didn’t like it is monthly subscription only. Can’t buyout— always stuck paying. No application format, always cloud based.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Thanks for the feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trial and chose to use our software. Being web-based we provide ongoing maintenance, updates and support so we have a subscription based pricing model. If you have any other questions feel free to contact our support team at support@runsandbox.com

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Krista Bordeleau

We have been extremely pleased with Sandbox.

2017-07-10

Our families have really enjoyed the timeclock feature, much more streamlined than paper sign ins and really steps it up in regards to the professionalism of our school.

Pros

I am amazed at how simple the system is to use and to navigate, it has drastically reduced administrative time and increased data management across the board.

Cons

Quickbooks integration would be a nice addition.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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BROOKE WHITE

Over all very happy with Sandbox!

2018-06-04

Pros

Online availability, parent interaction, attendance, and staff tracking.

Cons

Food service meal tracking!! No keyboard shortcuts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Brooke,

Thanks for the feedback and the great review! We have added your requests to our feature request list and we will will notify you if these features are added in.

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Vanessa Baird

Essential Office Tool!

2016-09-15

It is an easy to work with program and the support team is very good.

Pros

Waitlist, billing, file, accessibility, reports tracking.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Bonnie Aultman

We use the family, billing, staffing, dashboards and reports sections to the fullest!

2017-11-22

Pros

We also love the Admin and Attendance Reports.

Cons

1. Sandbox is not compatible with the regions waiting list. 2. Would like to be able to send group emails to families from Sandbox and not have to use and not be directed to outlook.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Bonnie, Thanks for the great feedback! A member from our team will contact you to discuss your waiting list and group email requests. Have a great day!

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Michelle Maloney

We LOVE Sandbox and have been a user for 2 months now.

2017-08-10

Pros

After tracking tuition with Excel spreadsheets and reports from our credit card company for 125 students and still having discrepancies to reconcile, Sandbox allows us to manage the school rather than the school manage us.

Cons

We would love to see custom reporting added to Sandbox!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Michelle,

Thanks for the awesome feedback! You will be happy to know that customizable reports is already in development and you will be notified when the free upgrade is available.

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Kevin LaGrow

Customer service and support has been outstanding !

2018-09-08

Pros

Ease-of-use, real time data for multiple centers and the unlimited customer support.

Cons

We are on able to create specific user reports from user data instead of tags.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the awesome review and the helpful feedback!

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Suzannah Smith

It has been great. Customer service is top notch!

2018-04-27

Pros

Ease of use, value, continual addition of features. The customer service team goes above and beyond to help!

Cons

I would like to see some new options for student reports, or printable student profile pages for teachers to keep in child file.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Suzannah,

We are happy to hear your great feedback about Sandbox! You will be happy to hear we are working on building out our reports section and someone from our support team will be contacting you for more details about your request.

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Mohsin Syed

Fantastic!

2017-02-14

We have only been on the Sandbox system for about 4 months and our experience with sandbox has been fantastic so far. The Account team (Gavin) and Support team (Kefsere) have been great to be work with. They have been very responsive and accommodating in all aspects, which has led to a great experience so far. Keep up the good work!

Pros

Ability to manage all back-office elements of running a Montessori school and providing powerful reporting.

Cons

Not really a con, however, would be really nice to have an mobile app for iPhones.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Luedtke

Everything has went very well. Gavin and Kefsere have been AMAZING help and very patient.

2017-05-05

Pros

Signing kids in & out. Calendar. Reports.

Cons

It can take some time to talk to customer support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle Taylor Leonhardi

We have been using Sandbox for a few years now and all the new upgrading has helped us.

2017-08-08

Pros

The data is easily obtained for reporting.

Cons

It would be nice if we could start documenting and placing pictures of the children in Sandbox for the parents to view.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Michelle,

Thanks for providing your feedback! You can post photos and updates for parents with our Parent Portal. Drop us a line at support@runsandbox.com and our team will help you set it up.

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Overall I've been happy that I switched from Bright Wheel to Sandbox.

2018-04-04

The software has helped us organize the 150 children we currently have registered at Tip Top Child Development Center in Las Vegas. As a 24 hour facility, we have multiple shifts that all need to be trained and the implementation has gone smooth. The accounting system has helped us keep up on billing and has improved our cash flow. I highly recommend any center to use this software.

Pros

I've embedded the online registration on our website to make it easy for new parents to get started.

Cons

Employees should automatically be checked out at 11:59pm.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Thanks for your awesome review and the great feedback! We have added the pay invoice option and automatic time out to our feature request list.

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Patrick Earnest

We love Sandbox Software!

2015-06-09

The software gives management a clear picture of the enrollment, tuition, staffing and more.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Reneece Washington

I wish I would have known about Sandbox earlier!

2018-05-02

It makes my accounting part of my business so much easier!

Pros

Very Easy to use, affordable, love the cloud based software and that I am able to access it where ever I have access to a device.

Cons

I would like to be able to have the option to integrate tracking expenses, but other than that there are no cons.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Reneece, Thanks for the awesome review! Our support team will be contacting you to learn more about your expense tracking request.

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Kathy Gregory

The Search is OVER!!!

2013-10-25

Thank YOU Sandbox for being the answer to our preschool management woes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Terry Pearson

I really love the ease of use and the time clock feature

2017-05-09

Pros

My parents are clocking in and out daily and that saves me paper and time.

Cons

This will help my end of year reporting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Justine Mann

Great Service! Easy to Navigate!

2016-09-22

Great customer service and so far the software has been pretty easy to navigate but I haven't had the chance to begin to operate the centre or registration yet.

Pros

Digital sign in (would like to do it with a stylus), billing and record keeping all in one.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Suzannah von Trapp

Easy to Use Billing

2013-11-01

We needed a new program that would make billing simple and easy each month, while keeping student information secure and organized.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jennifer Corrales

Very Pleased!

2016-09-16

So far we have been very pleased with this database software. When reports have been hard to find or figure out, customer service is quick to respond to our needs.

Pros

The reports that you can generate as well as the reminders.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Vanessa Knapic Baird

Very well lay out easy to use

2017-06-07

My childcare runs smoothly and I have access to all files all the time! I would like to use it more but I have Hi Mama for programming for my educators. it would be good to have this as an access in sandbox.

Pros

Sandbox is a very good software company The customer service is great, the product is very user friendly I can access it from any computer and do my work anywhere

Cons

childcare curriculums should be a available for Input in children's daily reports and for documentation of play This should be the next stage for the software company

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Erika Scheibe

We love it!

2017-08-08

Pros

The only thing we would want that isn't there is lead tracking for when we have families come in and we do tours.

Cons

No lead tracking, the app isn't available yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Erika,

Thanks for the great feedback! You will be happy to hear that we are releasing our new Teacher app for iOS and Android devices at the end of this week. We have also added lead tracking to our requested features list to be reviewed by our development team.

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LaVeta Lipscomb

Easy attendance tracking and easy for parents to use!

2017-07-11

Pros

Customer Service has been amazing any time we have had questions or issues

Cons

Calendar setting needs more options so that we can add special school events (programs, field trips, etc).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Deborah Zuelow

Very User-Friendly!

2016-10-07

It would be easier to have someone come spend the day and help me, even though that is not realistic, but would be idealistic.

Pros

Cost, ease of use, can design for what I need, not use what I don't need

Cons

None that I see at this time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sarah Tennessen

Wonderful!!

2016-09-19

Overall, it has been wonderful! Easy to use and support has been wonderful.

Pros

Time clock

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Laura Steager

We Love It!

2017-02-28

We love all the options the program offers to help us streamline our finances and records. Incredibly wonderful support for set up and questions!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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